California Schools Are Set to Teach “Sectarian Doctrine”

California state law now mandates that teachers inform their students about the “contributions of ‘gay,’ bisexual and transgender people.”

This is no small problem.

Put aside the fact that many teachers will be morally opposed to such forced indoctrination of their students. Where are teachers supposed to find these materials?

Is Wikipedia now going to highlight the sexual preferences of history’s famous and infamous so that teachers can supplement their social studies lessons with such references?

Or will the State Department of Education provide all of the lesson plans, giving teachers cook-book lessons to inculcate students with the vacuous and vain notion that the “contributions” of a selected group of individuals who are identified by their sexual behaviors alone are worthy of special note.

A hero—and a heroine—are worthy of our admiration because of their actions and the courage they have displayed. If one were a homosexual and the other a lesbian, would that make their actions more admirable? If we were to find out tomorrow that Mark Twain, (perish the thought!), was a homosexual, would that make Huckleberry Finn any more of a classic? (Oh—I forgot. Children are no longer allowed to read Twain’s tale in its original form. It has been expurgated of all language that is deemed offensive to blacks—including a word that is used by some blacks in their own conversations.)

As a former Kindergarten teacher, I wonder how my fellow lower elementary teachers would handle this mandate. How does one explain to a five, six or seven-year-olds what a “transgendered” person is? How does one explain homosexuality or lesbianism to children who haven’t begun to think about the sexual act? Much less the idea of how “men do it with men” or “women do it with women.”

I think of my kindergartners—of course they were not “innocent.” We believe that even the baby is clearly “born in sin,” totally depraved due to the fallen nature we inherit from our first father Adam. I seriously doubt that any parent who has a child that has reached the “terrible twos”—when children seem to delight in using the word “No!”—can in their heart of hearts not believe in the sinfulness of mankind.

Nevertheless, California children are being robbed of their innocence. They are being forced to think about human sexuality long before they are capable of assimilating it intellectually, much less, emotionally.

That is one of the true travesties of the homosexual agenda, which forces its own perverse worldview on children who are cognitively not equipped and developmentally not ready to defend themselves against such indoctrination.

Nothing in the California constitution justifies the legislature’s politicization of educational content for purposes of favoring a special interest group that desires to indoctrinate the children of California into a particular belief system.

In fact, the Golden State constitution requires that no “sectarian or denominational doctrine be taught, or instruction thereon be permitted, directly or indirectly, in any of the common schools of this State.”

Let’s take a look at what’s “sectarian doctrine” in this case. Wouldn’t a belief that is contrary to the teaching of the vast majority of the Christian church count as “sectarian”? Wouldn’t a belief that has been opposed by the majority in every society worldwide since the dawn of history be considered “sectarian?” Shouldn’t the belief that homosexuality is something that is innate and the behaviors associated with it have no moral consequences, nor can a person choose to renounce them be considered as “sectarian doctrine?” Shouldn’t that teaching therefore be excluded from California’s schools under its own constitution?

It’s not too late to take action on this matter. A petition drive has been launched to stop the implementation of SB 48. The law not only mandates that social studies instruction include the “positive contributions” of lesbian, homosexual, bi-sexual and transgendered individuals to the development of the state and the nation, it also prohibits any negative depiction of such individuals.

The SB 48 is slated to go into effect and change the curricula of the 9,000 public schools in California in January 2012. As OneNewsNow reports, however, if a current petition drive is successful, a referendum would be placed on the California ballot in 2012, giving the citizens of California a chance to overturn the law.

Kevin Snider, chief counsel for the Pacific Justice Institute, says, now is the time to push to meet the signature requirement of 500,000 signatures that are required in order to get the referendum on the ballot. “We are almost there,” says Snider. “We need to have a final push. We need to have people in the state who care about kids, [who] care about public schools to push hard to make certain they get their own signatures sent in; and also to get neighbors [and] churches to participate and sit on the sidelines.”

The Bible says, “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones” (Luke 17:2).

Robbing children of their innocence in regard to sexual matters and indoctrinating them into a perverse view of human sexuality that offends God and distorts His plan for human sexuality as ordained by God to be between a man and a woman surely counts as an “offense.”

The history of Israel shows that God has little patience with those who cause others to stumble and sin against Him. Teaching a politicized version of human sexuality to children, who willingly accept as truth whatever is taught them, surely counts as “causing one of these little ones to stumble.”

Pray that the referendum to overturn California State Bill 48 will be successful. And if you live in California, go to StopSB48.com to sign the petition. May California’s teachers not be forced to “call evil good, and good evil,” and “put darkness for light, and light for darkness” (Isaiah 5:20). May California’s children not be subjected to this sectarian doctrine!

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